METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 28, 1986 GAME:
September 16, 2002
This was the first baseball game I ever went to, but I was already a huge fan of the Mets. I remember Mitchell and Strawberry hit home runs and after that they were my favorite Mets, along with Gary Carter. This was a magical time to be 9 years old and a huge Mets fan.
December 22, 2005
I attended this game with a group of students from school. We took a bus from New Jersey, encountering a rainstorm on Route 80 along the way. The rain, thankfully, stopped by the time we arrived at Shea.
We all sat in the loge level down the left field line. We saw a good game. In typical '86 fashion, the Mets won. Home runs by Mitchell and Strawberry helped Bob Ojeda get a well-earned win.
The most memorable moment, however, occurred during on of Lenny Dykstra's at-bats. There was a girl in the field level seats wearing a wedding gown. She was holding a sign above her head that had "MARRY ME LENNY" written on it. She seemed to get more cheers that night than did the players!